Queer women absolutey dominated this year's Grammy nominations, with Phoebe Bridgers, Brandy Clark, Lady Gaga, Brandi Carlile, and Brittany Howard all securing multiple nominations.
Alabama Shakes frontwoman Brittany Howard scooped up five Grammy Nominations for her solo work, including Best Rock Performance and Best Rock Song for "Stay High," and Best Alternative Music Album for Jaime. The genre-hopping performer also got nominated in the Best R&B Performance category for "Goat Head" and Best American Roots Performance for "Short and Sweet."
Bridgers got her four nomitations in the Best New Artist category alongside lesbian rapper Chika, Best Rock Performance and Best Rock Song for "Kyoto," and Best Alternative Album for Punisher.
Clark got her nominations in the Best Country Solo Performance and Best Country Album categories, for her song "Who You Thought I Was" and the album Your Life is a Record.
She'd be the first out gay country singer to win in either category if she brings the trophies home in January.
Brandi Carlile's supergroup The Highwomen are also nominated for Best Country Song for their tune "Crowded Table." Carlile also was nominated for her song "Carried Me With You" from the movie Onward for Best Song Written for Visual Media. Carlile was the most-nominated woman at the 2019 Grammys and won three awards.
Lady Gaga's Chromatica made huge waves when it was released, but only got two nominations, one for Best Pop Vocal Album, and one for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for "Rain on Me" with Ariana Grande.
This year truly belongs to the women, as Beyonce leads all performers with nine nominations. Taylor Swift and Dua Lipa, along with Roddy Ricch, come in next with six each. It's also remarkable to note that all the nominees in both the Best Rock Performance and Best Country Album are all women.
Rounding out the queer nominees this year, Venezualan trans woman Arca was nominated for Best Dance/Electronic Album for Kick I, Ricky Martin scored a nomination for Pausa, in Best Latin Pop or Urban Album, Rufus Wainwright secured a nomination for his album Unfollow The Rules in the Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album category and Jonathan Groff is on the list for his work on the Little Shop of Horrors Soundtrack for Best Musical Theater Album. Additionally, the Best Spoken Word Album category includes favorites Rachel Maddow and Ronan Farrow.